People v. Carlos Valentin

Decided On : 3/30/2017
AD1 order dated May 7, 2015, reversing judgment of conviction.  Decision below: 128 AD3d 428, 8 NYS3d 428. Saxe, J. (AD dissenter), granted leave to People October 15, 2015.
ISSUES PRESENTED: (1)Whether there was any evidence that defendant, who raised a justification defense, had acted as an “initial aggressor,” so as to justify the trial court’s initial aggressor charge. (2) Whether any error was harmless.  (Assigned counsel for defendant: Robert S. Dean, Center for Appellate Litigation, 120 Wall Street, 28th Floor, NYC 10005.)

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